HxGN LIVE has ‘Beautiful’ Kickoff in Las Vegas

The first full day of HxGN LIVE 2017 at The Venetian in Las Vegas is in the books, and what a day it was!

This morning, we were still in awe of Hexagon President & CEO Ola Rollen’s spectacular “Limitless” keynote and the unbelievable Venetian evening celebration, La Bella Notte. (We looked it up … it means “beautiful night,” and the setting could not have been more stunning!)

Kicking off the day was the official launch of Intergraph Smart Digital Asset | Collaboration Module. The room was full as owner Operator and others keen to learn about the new information management offering heard from developers about this product, which will do away with boxes of documents and duplicate data.

Next up was Hexagon PPM President Mattias Stenberg, who delivered a stirring keynote titled “Assets. Information. Access.” This is Stenberg’s first HxGN LIVE as PPM president, and he told the crowd that he’d done a lot of listening and reading in the past six months to determine how to move the company forward.

He boiled it down to the need to find the untapped potential for PPM’s clientele,which will help create the ultimate smart digital industrial facility “that can think for itself.” Stenberg said full potential must be discovered in the realms of automation, leveraging information technology, interoperabilityand data.

“The functionality, the capability is there,” he said. “Let’s use it.”

Also on the first full day of the conference, the 2017 Golden Valve and Platinum Pipe recipients were announced ina well-attended ceremony in The Zone exhibition center. Winners include:

Best of Show

SmartPlant Software Developing Team, Luoyang Petrochemical Engineering Co. Sinopec (China)
Judges’ Choice: Offshore
Yan Jun, Wang Yu, Nie Xuejun, Li Xuan, Wu Guoqing, Chinese Institute of Marine & Offshore Engineering HB. Co., Ltd. (China)
Jose Canchica, inelectra S.A.C.A. (Venezuela)

Category: Animation
1st – Ji Youn Park, Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd. (Korea)

Category: Discipline-Specific
1st – Shrirang Vedanti, Linde Engineering India Pvt. Ltd. (India)
2nd – Sherif ElGanady, PGESCo (Egypt)
3rd – Wang Zhe, Sinopec Petroleum Engineering Corporation (China)
Honorable mention – Intergraph Smart 3D Application Team, East China Engineering Science and TechnologyCo., Ltd. (China)

Category: Photorealism
1st – Xu Jian and Li Meng Shun, China Sinogy Electric Engineering Co., Ltd. (China)
2nd – William M. Fronheiser, Selas Linde North America (U.S.)
3rd – Engineering Information Management Team, Santos (Australia)
Honorable mention – William M. Fronheiser, Selas Linde North America (U.S.); Chen Mengyao, Sinopec Ningbo Engineering Company Limited (China)

Category: Visually Complex
1st – SmartPlant Software Developing Team, China Huanqiu Contracting & Engineering Co. (China)
2nd – Ju Yeong Im, Samsung Heavy Industries (Korea)
3rd – Sanjaykumar Sarvaiya, Linde Engineering India Pvt. Ltd. (India)
Honorable mention – Sang Hun Rim and Ok Gil Park, Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd. (Korea); Plant EPC Systems Team, SK Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd. (Korea)

Category: Engineering & Schematics
1st – Jorge Enrique Choy Perni, Amec Foster Wheeler (U.K.)
2nd – Predrag Vasic, Fluor Canada Ltd. (Canada)
3rd – Brian Petty, Burns & McDonnell (U.S.)
Honorable mention – He Senlin, Hangzhou Turning Energy Technology Development Co., Ltd. (China); Urszula Mika, Shell (Canada)

Category: Intergraph Smart 3D
1st – Cui Dongzi and Wang Peng, China Tianchen Engineering Corporation (China)
2nd – Hosik Ji, Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (Korea)
3rd – Fu Guolei and Ouyang Shuai, China Tianchen Engineering Corporation (China)
Honorable mention – Kevin Dmonte, Amec Foster Wheeler (U.K.)

Category: SmartPlant Review
1st – Tetsuya Miwa, Toyo Engineering Corporation (Japan)
2nd – Surface Systems Engineering, Petrobras (Brazil)
Honorable mention – 3D R&D Center, SNERDI (China)


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